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A penalty in the 95th minute prevents Athletic from beating Villarreal in San Mamés (1-1)

A penalty in the 95th minute prevents Athletic from beating Villarreal in San Mamés (1-1)

A penalty in the 95th minute prevents Athletic from beating Villarreal in San Mamés (1-1)

Euskaraz irakurri: 95. minute sartutako penalty batek bi puntu kendu dizkio Athletici, Vila-real aurkari (1-1)

He Athletic ha tied, 1-1before him Villarrealin San Mamesthis Sunday, in the thirty-first day of LaLiga EA Sports of the 2023-24 season. Oihan Sancet He overtook Athletic in the 57th minute, and Equalin the 95th minute, in the extra time of the second half, made penalty the final tie. He Villarreal He played the entire second half with ten menin a match whose result keeps Athletic fifth in the classification, four points from Atlético Madrid, fourth.

The preludes to the match have been marked by the tribute to the Copa del Rey championswho have taken to the field between the corridor formed by the Villarreal players and the squad that won the Cup in 1984. The temperature in San Mamés has reached the maximum when Iker Muniain and Óscar de Marcos have raised the trophy and offered it to the red and white fans, who have practically filled the Bilbao stadium.

With Mikel Vesga, replacing Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta, who was suspended, accompanying Beñat Prados in midfield, Yuri Berchiche took the first shot on goal of the match, from outside the area. In the eighth minute, yes, there was a play in which Villarreal had a great opportunity to take the lead, in a penalty missed by Gerard Moreno; Prados unintentionally stepped on Álex Baena inside the area, and the referee signaled the maximum penalty, but Moreno shot the post. The ball reached Villarreal’s own forward, who sent it into the net, but the goal was not worth it, because no other player had touched the ball.

Dani Vivian then prevented the score from 0-1, with a shot from Baena, and the match then entered a phase of equality. The game had a rhythm, and both teams were looking for speed, stealing to be able to run. In the 41st minute, a good play by Athletic on the right ended with a low cross from De Marcos that Guruzeta, in a very good position, was unable to finish. At half-time, like this, 0-0, with everything to decide; Villarreal had been closer to the goal, but Athletic was also playing strongly, and nothing had been said yet.

The second half started with a play that could be important: Comesañawho had already been shown a yellow card in the first half, lightly stepped on Prados, in a moment of play, and the referee, Cuadra Fernández, has expelled himshowing him the second card.

Ander Herrera replaced Mikel Vesga, shortly before Sancet took a good shot from the edge of the area. In the 66th minute, in a spectacular play, Athletic took the lead; Ander Herrera centered at the far post, for Guruzeta, who, with a header, left behind, to Oihan Sancetwho arrived with force and finished, without dropping the ball, close to the post. A beautiful goal.

Dani García and Álex Berenguer have left for Nico Williams and Mikel Vesga. In the final stretch, Athletic, despite their numerical superiority, seemed to be showing fatigue, and Villarreal pushed in search of an equalizer. has found it in the 95th minute, in extra time, in a penalty converted by Dani Parejo; that penalty has been very protested in San Mamésgiven that what has been signaled, after analyzing it in the VAR, is hand of Yuri, in a shot in which it seemed that the ball had touched the arm of the Guipuzcoan player after a rebound.

Source: Eitb

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